Water management planning approach deals with deep uncertainties

News Alert Issue 409, 26 March 2015  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert  In this issue Water management planning approach deals with deep uncertainties More adaptive approaches to planning could help policymakers deal with deep uncertainties about the future of our …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News : Scientists unmask the climate uncertainty monster

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Scientists unmask the climate uncertainty monster Posted: 04 Apr 2014 11:03 AM PDT Increasing uncertainty in the climate system compels a greater urgency for climate change mitigation, according to new research. Scientists have shown that as uncertainty in the temperature increase expected with a …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Two for one in solar power: New process could revolutionize solar energy harvesting

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Two for one in solar power: New process could revolutionize solar energy harvesting Posted: 17 Nov 2013 12:57 PM PST A process that could revolutionize solar energy harvesting has been efficiently demonstrated in solution for the first time. Near-future heat and precipitation extremes predicted …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Local communities produce high-quality forest monitoring data, rivals that of professional foresters

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Local communities produce high-quality forest monitoring data, rivals that of professional foresters Posted: 28 Oct 2013 05:54 PM PDT A recent study by researchers at the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Centre and European and Southeast Asian institutions finds that local communities — using simple tools …

Book Review: Radical Abundance By K. Eric Drexler

Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization Any book by Eric Drexler must be taken seriously since his Engines of Creation (1986) launched global debates about the field of nanotechnology (assembling objects atom by atom) and the many controversies engendered. These controversies over the intervening decades ranged from the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Lost in translocation? How bird song could help save species

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Lost in translocation? How bird song could help save species Study reveals how fishing gear can cause slow death of whales Minus environment, patterns still emerge: Computational study tracks E. coli cells’ regulatory mechanisms Bird’s playlist could signal mental strengths and weaknesses Bacterial spare parts filter …

Economic Democracy: Strolling Through Theories

INTRODUCTION We are all adverse to catastrophism. We do not want to look like prophets of doom who only paint a bleak future. The Club of Rome went some way toward turning us against alerts that seemed premature. Today we are starting to evaluate the realism of these predictions in …